Speedwell 'Georgia Blue' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' (AKA Veronica peduncularis 'Oxford Blue', Veronica peduncularis 'Cambridge Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Oxford Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Cambridge Blue', Speedwell 'Oxford Blue', Speedwell 'Cambridge Blue', Speedwell 'Georgia Blue')
Pronunciation: ver-ON-ih-kah ped-unk-yew-LAR-iss
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Want an early bloomer? 'Georgia Blue' is a rare, new semi-prostrate Veronica, and one of the few perennial cultivars that finds its peak in early spring. In February through April (when most gardens are still bare or only show slight signs of green) it blooms with abundant, profuse, brilliant violet-blue flowers dotted by elegant pearly-white centers that are a significant attraction to butterflies.

Another delightful feature, its foliage, is reddish-green in the spring, fading to light green. In autumn and winter, the foliage turns from a bronze to ruddy purple.

While evergreen to semi-evergreen Georgia Blue only grows 4-6 inches high, and can quickly creep and spread 2 or more feet, creating a shaggy, carpet-like covering. It is neither invasive nor aggressive, though it does grow vigorously, spreading by creeping rootstocks.

Adaptable to a variety of soils easy-to-grow, drought and heat tolerant, Georgia Blue is extremely hardy and will perform at her best in moist, slightly to moderately acidic soil with excellent drainage.

Georgia Blue will softly wind about ferns and small perennials as well as cascade over rocks or spill out of containers, where she offers the visual appeal of a gently flowing woodland stream. Many gardeners enjoy her as a colorful alternative to grass.

Of course her greatest charm is the early flowers she offers winter-weary gardeners in springtime.

Interesting Fact
Georgia Blue was discovered in the former Soviet republic of Georgia in 1979.

Gardener Tip
Consider Georgia Blue as an underplanting for spring bulbs like daffodil and tulips who will easily protrude above her low foliage, resulting in two tiers of spring color.

This ground cover is a wonderful option for colder regions where it is difficult to find early-flowering plants, as it will survive temperatures below -20F.
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We returned to Classy Ground Covers this season after an excellent experience last year. We were not disappointed. Our Speedwell (and other plants) arrived quickly and in excellent condition. They are now happily planted and looking great!

I purchased 50 plants. They arrived in two days. All the plants were in great shape with well-developed roots.
I was very pleased with the way they were grown, packed, and shipped. Some of them had blooms on them. I love this groundcover!
Good looking plants
03/26/2021 By Michael O'Neil (MD)
Product reviewed: Speedwell 'Georgia Blue' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Classy Groundcovers processed and shipment the plant order very quickly. I was kept informed of shipment date, travel time, and arrival date. The plants came well packaged for protection. The plants looked good in the 3.5in pots and the roots were well... Read full review >
Wasn't sure what to expect
09/25/2020 By Kristina Baum (NC)
Product reviewed: Speedwell 'Georgia Blue' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

I had not seen veronica peduncularis before, and when they arrived they looked quite puny - tiny little reddish leaves on a bit of vine. However, I am very pleased with the rest of my order, so I expect they are good quality and will be happier in the spring... Read full review >
Delightful
09/05/2020 By Karni Perez (AL)
Product reviewed: Speedwell 'Georgia Blue' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

The plants have been hardy in our southern zone 8 climate, did great, and bloomed delightfully.
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Care
Simply shear Georgia Blue back when it reaches the limits of its growing area for easy containment.

Deadheading, though not required, will certainly prolong its blooming season.
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